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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Vintage pattern (I'm guessing it's mailorder) 4882 on: May 13, 2013 01:59:00 PM
 Kiss Kiss Kiss Thank you for your nice feedback!!
I love how it looks vintage without being too much! Sometimes vintage-y dresses just seem over the top.. but you nailed it with the red buttons and paired with the cardi Smiley
Very good! I like the vintage vibe.
I love sewing from vintage patterns as I usually dress retro in some way or other. I agree, it can easily look costume-y when overdone. I think a shirt dress is always a classic style and so easy to wear and dress up with a few accessories. Add a big bow or hair roll (or both?) and you got a vintage, retro vibe going on.
Thank you for your kind words. It makes my day.  Grin
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Vintage pattern (I'm guessing it's mailorder) 4882 on: May 12, 2013 12:32:59 PM
I finished this last week and thought I'd share since I haven't posted anything on here in ages. I haven't got the pattern envelope to this pattern so I'm not sure when it's from and what company but it looks like a mailorder pattern and I assume it's a late 1940s design looking at it.
Anyways I made it from a black and white floral print cotton and added red buttons for a little splash of colour.

More details and pictures on my blog

I hope you likey!
Thank you.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Red lace dress on: May 12, 2013 12:21:53 PM
Thaaaaank you all  Grin Kiss Grin

First of all, I am OBSESSED with this dress!! It is so beautiful!! You did an amazing job! I've been toying with a few ideas for dresses with a lace overlay but I am a very novice, self taught seamstress, so i've been a little too nervous. Second of all, I was going to ask you if the lace is just laid over the fabric and are two separate things that might just be attached at the top or something, but this was a very good explanation and actually helps me a lot, so thank you!!
What a wonderful dress, and you look amazing in it! Thanks for the help and the inspiration!
I'm glad it was helpful. I hope you're whipping up no end of lace dresses now. Good luck!!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Vintage inspired librarian chic on: May 12, 2013 12:18:15 PM
Thanks everyone for you kind words.  Kiss Kiss Kiss
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first wearable pullover!!!! on: January 22, 2013 08:46:27 AM
This is the first finished knitting project I ever made, that is wearable in public  Grin Shocked
I am so proud. I have made one other sweater before but it's a wear-at-home-project. It's too home-made looking, if you know what I mean.....
Anyways lets talk about this one. I can actually wear this outside for people to see.
It's from the same book I made this bolero from, that I recently posted here
It was an easy knit, perfect as a first time project. It is knitted in one piece so no lining up pieces etc. (this is what went wrong with said first sweater...) and all you need to know is how to knit and purl.
I'm so please with this and wear it a lot at the moment as it's freezing here in the UK.
work in progress. The picture is the design in the book.

I think I'm ready for a project with a few more detail now.

Blog post about the sweater http://www.horrormaedchen.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/finished-knitting-project-aran-pullover.html
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Vintage inspired librarian chic on: January 22, 2013 08:15:00 AM
Nothing wrong with a little retro librarian style, right?
I made this blouse and skirt independently from another and was surprised how well they go together.
The blouse is the same style as this one here
but with puffy short sleeves instead of long straight ones.
The skirt is a simple pencil skirt pattern for which I drafted a high scalloped waistband and optional straps. They make the skirt more versatile as it can be worn as a pencil skirt or pinafore this way.

There are more pictures on my blog http://www.horrormaedchen.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/vintage-inspired-office-girl-pinafore.html
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My New Years dress, Vintage repro Simplicity 1777 on: January 18, 2013 02:19:07 PM
It's lovely! The video of you and your other half is super cute too Smiley
Hahahaha, thank you.... Roll Eyes
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Two toned bolero on: January 15, 2013 11:49:33 AM
It's available on amazon. If you are in the UK, I have bought my copy at "the works" for 3.99 or something like that. Bargain for the patterns you get. A lot of them perfect for beginners. 
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Owls are not what they seem.. on: January 15, 2013 12:02:55 AM
So cute! I love that fabric. Great job!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Red gown with beading on: January 14, 2013 11:59:58 PM
 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
This rocks so bad!!!! Stunning dress. All that work, so worth it!!!!
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